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Adam Killian
  
They will also send you packages of live bees.

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The U.S. Postal Service will mail you baby chickens in a cardboard box. Yes, live chickens.
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Mudflap
 De Diaspora
Ok, I'll try and get some pics. It's just a chicken house I built out of pallets, nothing special, mostly just for sleeping and brooding. Then we fenced off part of the yard- they get a lot of space, and there's some forest area (they like to hide from hawks in the forest). Some people keep them in a chicken run all the time, but we think they like to roam.

They also like roaches (which we find a lot of- ugh!).
John Bump
 De Diaspora
Several years ago a weird coworker left for another job. He did stuff like buy and resell model trains from ebay while he was at work, and liked to store open-topped containers of gasoline in his office. Anyway. He left, and we were standing around talking about him, and another coworker said "there's not going to be anything WEIRD happening anymore." Our administrative assistant walked up, like she'd been paged, and said to him, "Art, there's a package that just came for you, and, uh, it's BUZZING." Art said "oh, my beeeeeeeees are here!" and went running off down the hallway, and the rest of us just stared. Words seemed unnecessary.
Mudflap
 De Diaspora
Ha ha! Pretty funny!
Adam Killian
  
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#weird #appropriatetechnology #cycling
Adam Killian
  
Possibly of interest to those of you preparing for the #zombieapocalypse

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Adam Killian
  
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So, about a month ago, I had 7 hives flying on warm days and pulling in maple pollen. Not wanting a repeat of last year's swarm extravaganza, I resolved to be proactive, and ordered 5 queens to make swarm-prevention splits.

Then the weather turned to shit, and now I only have 3 hives. Too late to change my order, so I fed a metric butt ton of pollen substitute to stimulate brood production in anticipation of making up 5 nucs with these queens.

Well, today the queens arrived, and I only had enough combined strength to make up 2 nucs. So I left the corks in and am banking queens in them for the time being.

Not really sure what to do next. I am just hoping for more brood to take next weekend.

#bees #beekeeping
Adam Killian
  
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My apple trees are starting to bloom.  Honeybee colonies are in place to handle pollination duties.

#fruit #orchard #beekeeping #orchard #zombieapocalypseprep
Mudflap
 De Diaspora
this is exciting!

so.....saw your zombie tag up there.....I have this plan to take an old 70's Ford pickup and stuff a tractor motor in there so it can run on vegetable oil and stuff. EMP proof, zombie proof, add a shotgun passenger and it's a tank, etc....Now that I can weld, there's all kinds of "accessories" I can make for it...heh, heh....

not to mention some security plans for my property- my boss was throwing away hundreds of "health hub" devices that he invented, so I took 20- they are basically a raspberry pi with wifi. I'm planning on building an off-grid internet security system for me & my neighbors......
Tom Grz
 De Diaspora
You are a week or so ahead of us!
Adam Killian
  
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I planted 30 row-feet of #garlic and and 30 each of white and red #onions.  I'm trying to standardize production on 10' x 30"  (that's about 3 x .76 meters) beds this year.  It's an experiment for me, but I see a lot of people online having success with this method.

#garden #gardening
Jamie
 De Diaspora
What's the typical timeframe from start to completion on a home built on a part-time basis? Do you have another year to go, or longer?
Mudflap
 De Diaspora
At least another year. We started stacking logs in June of last year. So- 3+ years?
Jamie
 De Diaspora
Okay, so maybe you need up to five years of rental living while building the home if you look to a fully-finished state for move-in, and probably at leas by Year Three, it's feasible to occupy some part of the space? That's a pretty great return on investment versus even a 15-year mortgage.
Adam Killian
  
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Getting the garden ready
#gardening #compost
Adam Killian
  
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I got into the apiary today for the first time this year.  This winter was not kind to them.  I was able to give the survivors a few frames of honey from the dead outs.  I gave them a little pollen.  I'm trying out #FarmOS for record keeping this year.

#bees #beekeeping #opensource #foss #apiary #foss #floss #linux
Tom Grz
 De Diaspora
When I was a boy, my parents kept some hives. We were none too successful at it - in the Berkshires of Western Mass. Too cold, not enough flowers.
Techn0mancer
  
I'm not in the Berkshires, but in Western Mass.. Hopefully, I have some success
Adam Killian
  
Central PA here.  I got 3 colonies through the winter.  I plan to make splits in the next week or so.
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